The TRUTH Behind High SPF Sunscreens

the truth about higher SPF sunscreens so if you or anyone in your family has had skin cancer or a skin cancer scare the likelihood of you using sunscreen on a daily basis is pretty high and using an SPF that's even higher sunscreen is even more likely so in theory a higher SPF sunscreen would give you more or longer sun protection from getting a sunburn and in this video when I say higher SPF I am talking about a sunscreen that is actually higher than 50 so if your sunscreen is thirty thirty to thirty five fifty though those aren't the ones I'm talking about I'm talking about the ones that are seventy sixty five a hundred so you would think that it would give you longer sun protection without getting a sunburn so in our video before this they showed that there was a study that was done that people who used a higher SPF sunscreen tended to stay in the Sun longer and in many of these studies it also showed that not only did people stay in the Sun longer they actually used less sunscreen than advised so they were using the sunscreen improperly and according to these studies in the real world the way that most people use sunscreen would actually even though they were using a higher SPF sunscreen the sun protection was actually less than protection from a t-shirt which was generally an SPF of five and as a result these people who were using the higher SPF sunscreen would get an unexpected sunburn so Philippe all ta a former scientist for the World Health Organization for international research on cancer said that when people wore a higher SPF sunscreen the or thus they could he called them sunbathers it profoundly changed their behavior in the sun so number two is high SPF sunscreens may not provide high amount of sun protection necessarily so Procter & Gamble actually took a competitor's sunscreen of SPF 100 and tested them in three different labs and according to the three different labs produce results anywhere from an SPF of 37 all the way to SPF of 75 and what they concluded was because of the differences on the thickness of application and the different lights that they use and the results varied so much that they also concluded that in the real world the results would vary even more with the higher SPF so basically the higher the SPF that they tested the Hired of the varied results so number three is a high SPF provides a just a tad bit more sun protection then you would think so for example under tested condition an SPF of 50 blocks out 98% of the UVB rays an SPF of a hundred only blocks out 99% of the rays so for the amount of chemicals needed for the SPF 100 and just a tad bit more protection you may want to think about this especially if you have sensitive skin and the amount of chemicals that are in the sunscreen to provide that amount of protection and for those of you who have sensitive skin or you have reaction prone skin a physical sunscreen is much better and a physical sunscreen is basically if you look at the active ingredients that is going to be minerals so it's going to be zinc oxide and titanium dioxide number four is the high SPF is not protecting you from all the UV rays so for example most of the sunscreens out there block out most of the UVB rays which is the burning rays and related to non melanoma type skin cancers the UVA rays which are the aging rays they actually penetrate deeper into the skin however most of the sunscreens that are approved by the FDA they don't contain the chemicals needed to block out most of the UVA race and the UVA rays are actually more related to the melanoma form of skin cancer and finally according to the studies that they have done the higher the SPF the more unstable or more out of balance they have that they can offer protection with UVA and at the same time UV be raised so at this time in the United States most of the higher SPFs are better at offering protection from the UVB rays than the UVA rays since the FDA has not approved most of the chemicals needed for the UVA arrays and even with the to block out the UVA rays they do degrade very quickly in the Sun so there's still more testing that needs to be done and most of the studies that were done that had the higher SPF were actually done on sunscreens that were advertised as being the sport or beach sunscreens so if you're not familiar with what is happening with the FDA and how they're slowly changing the guidelines in sunscreens please check out our videos of sunscreens and what the beauty industry doesn't want you to know and if you haven't followed us along please go ahead to hit subscribe and hit that notification bell and we'll see you in the next video


  1. How many of you use a very high spf (ABOVE 50SPF) on a DAILY basis?

  2. Can anyone direct me to the video where Christy references a sunscreen that does not interfere with serums or allow serums to interfere with the sunscreen? I need a good face sunscreen and I'm worried that various products I use may impact the amount of solar protection I get.

  3. Hey Christi. Thanks for the informative and educational videos. Keep it going 😊

  4. This is such a good video. I had always been told that the higher the number the better the protection. Very well done and great research.

  5. My skins not safe ?😳😵😵😵😖

  6. Aftr cleansing Applying glycerine mixed with rosewater and applying rosehip oil is this skincare good??? Kindly ans

  7. For someone who uses Retin A what would you say is the minimum SPF required?

  8. Hey there can you tell me a diy recipe for acne skin with squalane oil and prickly pear oil and vegetable glycerin for selling

  9. Hi Christy. Are you aware of the buzz around human growth factors in treating sun damage and age signs?can you recommend any good serum?
    What do you think about skin medicas TNS line?


  10. ♥️

  11. Very interesting! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

  12. This was great to see given that I am on vacation now and it is very sunny here! I always thought that higher SPF sunscreens gave you better protection – but I also know that they have to be reapplied after the same amount as lower SPF ones (I think that is such a common mistake). I also had NO idea about the chemicals ….you are always so informative!!

  13. Thank you so much for sharing this video.

  14. Hey young lady…i want to ask that aftr cleansing i use glycerine mixed with rosewater and then go with a vitamin c serum so is that good skincare? For a hydrated plump skin??

  15. I should use sunscreen daily– I don't— I have no hair :-)… Such great info for using sunscreen– I usually use a water shirt !and hat !zinc! This was an eye opening video–thanks . So what to use ? Subbed !

  16. Hi Christy, I’m your fan, loves all your videos:) I would like to ask how to use sunblock with moisturizer, serum, toner, acne cream? Which one to apply first? Thanks

  17. I wear an spf 50+ every single day. Here in Europe, manufacturers aren't allowed to label products over spf 50, so anything higher is labelled "spf 50+", which means at least 59.9. I prefer a higher protection even if I use the product correctly and use additional measures, like a hat and long sleeves/trousers. I also look for products with high PPD ratings (over 30), and if I will be in the sun for longer, I will only use a water resistant product with a PPD of at least 35-40.
    Since I am in Europe, I prefer chemical sunscreens, because the filters here are very stable and have great protection. Zinc oxide breaks me out, so I avoid mineral sunscreens.

  18. This is a really informative video. I don't use it but my children do. Thanks for this Christy, I'll share it with them 🌷

  19. My mom always emphasized reapplying every 60-90 min no matter what the SPF is. So i never felt it was worth investing more money in higher spf. I love how informative your videos are!

  20. Thank you for this video awesome info❤

  21. What SPF creams would you reccomend ? 🙂

  22. I would want to get SPF 300 before, I've seen one then I doubted. 🤔

  23. What's the name of the video about cooking with a steamer? I don't want to post on a different topic on this video lol

  24. ❤️❤️❤️👍🏻

  25. ❤️❤️❤️👍🏻

  26. I use daily an spf if 30 when I’m going to be outside more I use spf 50 and I reapply every 2 hours, is spf 30 good for daily protection with reapplication?

  27. Woah! I was just looking at the stores and online to find best spf moisturizers 💛😉thanks!!!

  28. I have started using Japanese sunscreens, because of the chemicals that provide great UVA (as well as UVB) rays and are more stable. What are your thoughts on these sunscreens, in general? I realize you were speaking of physical sunscreens, but I don't have sensitive skin and the chemical ones are so much lighter and don't have that white cast.

  29. Great video 💜💚💟💛💙

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